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Colombia: Football legend Ronaldinho all smiles ahead of last hurrah

Colombia, Bogota
October 17, 2019 at 10:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Former Brazil and Barcelona star Ronaldinho spoke to the press in Bogota on Wednesday ahead of an exhibition match he is due to take part in the following day.

Dinho, as he is known, is set to play in the colours of Independiente Santa Fe against Nacional de Medellin in a farewell match at the age of 39.

He will then travel to Cali for a final game before departing the country in five days time.

Ronaldinho has played in Colombia four times before, twice with Brazil and twice with Atletico Mineiro.

"I started very young in the Gremio youth squad, conquering titles and I finished my career in my 30s conquering the Libertadores, Championships and all this, so I left the football as an accomplished man. For me nothing has been missing," said Ronaldinho.

A native of Porto Alegre, Ronaldinho went on to dominate world football in a sparkling career which took him to some of Europe's biggest clubs - Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Barcelona.

He is considered one of the sport's all-time greats, being just one of eight players to have won the World Cup, Champions League and Ballon d'Or.

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Former Brazil and Barcelona star Ronaldinho spoke to the press in Bogota on Wednesday ahead of an exhibition match he is due to take part in the following day.

Dinho, as he is known, is set to play in the colours of Independiente Santa Fe against Nacional de Medellin in a farewell match at the age of 39.

He will then travel to Cali for a final game before departing the country in five days time.

Ronaldinho has played in Colombia four times before, twice with Brazil and twice with Atletico Mineiro.

"I started very young in the Gremio youth squad, conquering titles and I finished my career in my 30s conquering the Libertadores, Championships and all this, so I left the football as an accomplished man. For me nothing has been missing," said Ronaldinho.

A native of Porto Alegre, Ronaldinho went on to dominate world football in a sparkling career which took him to some of Europe's biggest clubs - Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Barcelona.

He is considered one of the sport's all-time greats, being just one of eight players to have won the World Cup, Champions League and Ballon d'Or.

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